The Invisible Guest

So my travels have taken me to Montreal this weekend, where a former coworker of Rami’s (and a good friend to us both) has been kind enough to let us stay with his family for the weekend. This isn’t something to be taken lightly, though—if someone else is going to let you stay where they sleep, there are things you should and shouldn’t do in order to be a bud and not a burden.

  • DO offer to help around the house as much as possible
  • DON’T leave your stuff all over the place, making it look like a war zone
  • DO follow the lead of your host if you haven’t established a schedule of your own
  • DON’T tell your host how to do things
  • DO something to show your appreciation for them letting you stay over
  • DON’T do anything to make the situation awkward or uncomfortable
  • DO clean up after yourself
  • DON’T get involved in anything that isn’t your business
  • DO trust your host
  • DON’T be a total pest

These are only a start. You’ll need your common sense, manners and generosity to ensure that they’d be open to doing so again sometime in the future.

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By Casey E. Palmer

Husband. Father. Storyteller. Calling the Great White North his home, Casey Palmer the Canadian Dad spend his free time in pursuit of the greatest content possible. Thousand-word blog posts? Snapshots from life? Sketches and podcasts and more—he's more than just a dad blogger; he's working to change what's expected of the parenting creators of the world. It's about so much more than just our kids. When Casey's not creating, he's busy parenting, adventuring, trying to be a good husband and making the most of his life! Casey lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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